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RNE and Westwood split; Lady Cavs get a big win on the road

By Tyler Cupp

Richland Northeast girls hand Westwood its first region loss In a battle of top 5 teams, the No. 4 Lady Cavaliers of Richland Northeast battled back to overcome and defeat the second ranked Westwood Lady Redhawks 61-57 Friday night. It took a buzzer beating three point shot by Kayla Brown in regulation to force overtime and the momentum carried on…

USC Women make quick work of Arkansas

South Carolina’s women’s’ basketball team defeated Arkansas 90-42,Thursday night. The No. 9 Gamecocks were led by A’ja Wilson, who started for the first time after missing two games with an ankle injury. She had 27 points, 13 rebounds and seven blocks. USC’s Alexis Jennings had her fifth double-double this year with 22 points on 9-of-9 shooting and 10 rebounds. Wilson…

Gamecock men upset Florida on the road

South Carolina upset No. 20 Florida by a score of 77-72, Wednesday night. Wesley Myers scored 22 points, his high for the season. Chris Silva had a double-double with 18 points and 12 rebounds for USC. South Carolina (13-7 and 4-4 in the Southeastern Conference) hit 11 of 21 shots from beyond the 3-point line. That’s the most 3s all…

Gamecocks lose to Tennessee

No. 21 Tennessee defeated South Carolina 70-63, Saturday night. The Gamecocks were in the game late, tied at 59, but then Tennessee (13-5, 4-3 SEC) took the lead and kept it the rest of the way. The Vols won the game on the inside, outscoring South Carolina 32-16 in the paint. It helped that both of the Gamecocks’ main big men…

Spring Valley girls and boys beat Lexington in hoops PLUS other scores

By Tyler Cupp

Lexington and Spring Valley. GoFlashWin.com photo – Click for link. The Spring Valley Vikings made the sweep of Lexington in high school hoops on Friday night. It was all business for the top ranked Spring Valley girls who led from end to end winning 72-43. They are now 18-2 overall and still perfect in the region at 7-0. Coach Megan…

Gamecocks offer scholarship to Gray Collegiate junior Juwan Gary

Juwan Gary with Gray basketball coach Dion Bethea (Amanda Rauh photo) South Carolina head basketball coach Frank Martin has offered a college basketball scholarship to Gray Collegiate junior Juwan Gary. Martin made the offer Friday. Gray Collegiate Academy is in West Columbia. Gary is coached by Dion Bethea. Gary also has scholarship offers from Clemson, Florida, North Carolina State, Texas A&M,…

No. 10 Gamecock women defeat Vandy

South Carolina beat Vanderbilt 95-82 Thursday night in Nashville. The Gamecocks (15-3, 4-2 Southeastern Conference) again played without two-time SEC player of the year A’ja Wilson, who has a sprained right ankle. USC was coming off an 86-70 home loss to Tennessee. LeLe Grissett added 22 points for the Gamecocks, Lindsey Spann finished with 17 points, Tyasha Harris had 12…

Gamecocks come back, defeat No. 18 Kentucky

Chris Silva matched career-highs with 27 points in 35 minutes.

USC Athletics image- used with permission After being down by 14 in the second half, South Carolina rallied to defeat  No. 18 Kentucky 76-68, Tuesday night. South Carolina’s Chris Silva led the Gamecocks’ comeback. He tied his career high with 27 points to help USC  improve to 12-6 and 3-3 in the SEC. Gamecock head coach Frank Martin talked with Silva at halftime. ”He told me to…

Marcus Lattimore joins USC staff, assistant coach added

Marcus Lattimore-USC Athletics Department photos. University of South Carolina head football coach Will Muschamp has named former Gamecock standout Marcus Lattimore as the Director of Player Development – Life Skills and the Beyond Football program. Muschamp also  promoted Kyle Krantz into the newly-created tenth on-field assistant coaching position. The coaching moves were announced Friday. Lattimore, 26, is one of the…

USC’s Muschamp names McClendon offensive coordinator, hires Werner as QB coach

Bryan McClendon From  USC Athletics Department University of South Carolina head football coach Will Muschamp has promoted Bryan McClendon to offensive coordinator/wide receivers coach and has named Dan Werner quarterbacks coach, it was announced today. McClendon, 34, served as the offensive coordinator for the Gamecocks in their 26-19 Outback Bowl win over Michigan on January 1. He has been on…

Gamecocks’ Outback Bowl practice report for Friday

South Carolina Bowl Practice Report – Friday, from the USC Athletic Department  Offensive Players Speak with Media TAMPA, FLA. – The South Carolina football team went through another practice session at Jesuit High School in Tampa on Friday morning before several players visited the children’s wing at Tampa General Hospital. The Gamecocks (8-4) are preparing to face the Big Ten’s…

Gamecock head coach Will Muschamp’s Outback Bowl press conference quotes from Thursday

Outback Bowl: Michigan vs South Carolina Gamecocks – Thursday USC head coach Will Muschamp’s press conference quotes from USC Athletics Department  WILL MUSCHAMP: First of all, I’d like to thank Jim McVay and the Outback Bowl people. We’ve had a great time. Weather has been outstanding. The hotel is phenomenal. Tampa has been wonderful. Hospitality is outstanding. We’ve had two practices….

South Carolina Bowl Practice Report for Wednesday

USC Athletics Department image. South Carolina Bowl Practice Report – Wednesday from the USC Athletics Department  TAMPA, FLA.  Temperatures hovered in the low 70s as the University of South Carolina football team went through about a 90-minute workout Wednesday morning at Jesuit High School in Tampa. The Gamecocks (8-4) are preparing to face the Michigan Wolverines (8-4) in the 2018…

Phenom Palmetto Winter Classic, with top high school basketball talent, begins Thursday at Ben Lippen

The Phenom Palmetto Winter Classic high school basketball event will take place Thursday through Saturday (Dec. 28-30) at Ben Lippen School in Columbia. The teams included are filled with multiple Top 100 prospects and players committed to major college programs. In addition to national powers, local programs including AC Flora, Ben Lippen, Blythewood, and Hammond, are participating. The elite high…

USC football coach Will Muschamp talks about players who signed Wednesday

USC football coach Will Muschamp answers a question from John Banks at Wild Wing Cafe, Wednesday night. USC football coach Will Muschamp Press Conference comments – Wednesday – National Signing Day On the team’s graduates… “First of all, I want to congratulate our graduates on our football team. We have eight young men that have received their diploma before they’ve…

Airport High School kicker and punter Paxton Brooks signs with Tennessee

1/3Brooks with AHS coaches and administrators Show Caption Hide Caption 2/3Brooks with teammates Show Caption Hide Caption 3/3Paxton Brooks Show Caption Hide Caption Airport High School kicker and punter Paxton Brooks. Lexington 2 photo. Airport High School kicker and punter Paxton Brooks made it official Wednesday, signing his letter of intent to play football in the fall at the University…

Carolina Panthers owner says he’ll sell team, after NFL misconduct investigation announced

Carolina Panthers founder and owner Jerry Richardson said Sunday, he will sell the team. Richardson’s announcement came a few hours after the NFL announced the investigation of the claims of workplace misconduct made against Richardson. “I believe it is time to turn the franchise over to new ownership,” Richardson wrote. “We will not begin the sale process, nor will we…

Bojangles’ Bash high school basketball tournament concludes – Day 3 scores

Click for link to Bojangles Bash The Bojangles’ Bash high school basketball tournament concluded, Saturday. The tournament was sold out and spectators packed the gym. The tournament was played at Ridge View High School and featured some of the nation’s top teams – and players- in high school basketball. Below are Saturday’s scores: West Florence 90 Ben Lippen 74 Word…